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Photography exhibit on display at Main Library
Jeff Foster's photographic exhibit "In Relative Obscurity" is a series about abandonment. The buildings, schools, houses, cemeteries pictured all tell a tale not just about the literal abandonment of place but the spiritual displacement of the people who used to dwell there and what they left behind. His photographs will be on display at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., June 14 to Aug. 7. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
UG budget adoption meeting scheduled Aug. 1
The Unified Government budget is scheduled to be adopted at the 7 p.m. meeting Thursday, Aug. 1, at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St.
Program offered on ACL injury prevention
The University of Kansas Hospital will present a free “Be Well” program on ACL injury prevention and surgical advancements. The program will be led by Dr. Joshua Nelson of The University of Kansas Hospital Center for Sports Medicine. It will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 3 in the Tower Club East at Arrowhead Stadium, One Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City, Mo. Registration is required to attend this program about the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament inside the knee joint. To make a reservation call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
NAACP Freedom Fund banquet to be Aug. 3
The KCK NAACP Freedom Fund Celebration Banquet will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota. Tickets are $50 each. For ticket information, call chairperson Clyde Townsend, 913-299-1569, or co-chairpersons Mary Ann Flunder, 913- 621-6975 or Loris Jones, 913-342-1513. The theme is "We Shall Not Be Moved" and the speaker will be the Rev. Barry Settle, First African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Women’s growth group to meet
“Affirmations Growth Group” for women, a group to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The “Living Free Group” meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays at Keeler and offers information, inspiration, motivation, support, life planning, and positive, affirming connections with others. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free groups.
Support group to meet Tuesdays
A 12-week series for women, “Education and Support for Addictions and Domestic Violence,” is held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central, Kansas City, Kan. The program is offered in partnership with Friends of Yates - Joyce Williams Shelter. Facilitators are Hattie King and Riley Lockridge. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Addictions support group to meet
The All Addictions Group, a support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register for the free class online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
Night Out Against Crime to be Aug. 6
Night Out Against Crime will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. The program starts at 6 p.m. The first 100 people attending who belong to a registered neighborhood group will receive a free T-shirt sponsored by Liveable Neighborhoods. There also will be a drawing for a television. Scheduled to speak at the event are Mayor Mark Holland, Police Chief Rick Armstrong, Sheriff Don Ash, Fire Chief John Paul Jones, Target asset protection leader Rachelle Smith, and Community Police Commander Victor Webb.
NAACP to meet Aug. 6
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Bethany Medical Office Building, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan., second floor meeting room. The Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m.
Fairfax Industrial Association to meet Aug. 8
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at CertainTeed in the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Cindy Cash, president and CEO of the Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce, whose topic will be economic development and observations. For reservations to the luncheon, email Chuck Schlittler, executive director of the Fairfax Industrial Association, at email@example.com. For more information, call 913-620-7480.
Kids night out planned Aug. 10
Kids Night Out: Sea Life is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Providence-Ball Family Center YMCA, 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Children ages 2 to 12 may enjoy dinner, games and activities. Ages 4 and older may swim. Those who register by Aug. 5, the cost is $15 for Y members and $25 for community participants. For those who register after Aug. 5, the cost is $20 for Y members and $30 for community participants. Sibling discounts are available.
KCK school board scheduled to meet Aug. 13
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the district's Central Office, board room, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Women’s Chamber to meet Aug. 14
The Women’s Chamber of Kansas City, Kan., will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Lone Star Steakhouse at The Legends Outlets, 1501 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon. Scholarship awards will be presented. This year the Women’s Chamber will award $3,000 in scholarships to three women continuing their education. Guests are welcome, and reservations are required by emailing Ardith Deason at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 913-233-3305.
Free marriage enrichment group offered
A free marriage enrichment group is offered Wednesdays from Aug. 14 to Sept. 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St. The meeting time is 6 to 8:30 p.m. The group is offered by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas through the Marriage for Keeps program and is open to engaged, married and couples in committed relationships of all faiths. The group may discuss topics such as problem solving decision making, communication, hidden issues and commitment. Pre-registration is required for the workshop to www.KansasLoveLetters.com or call 913-621-5775.
Skin care and treatment options to be discussed
Learn how you can achieve that timeless appearance through daily skin care and advanced treatment options in “Timeless Face,” a free “Be Well” program from The University of Kansas Hospital. The program, to be led by Dr. David Kriet will be from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Community Room at KU MedWest, 7405 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kan. Registration is required. To make a reservation call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Blues Festival planned Aug. 31
A Blues Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Kaw Point, Kansas City, Kan. Kaw Point is where the two rivers meet in the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kan. Headlining the Blues Festival is Trampled Under Foot. Also performing will be Rick Gibson and the Peacemakers, the Brandon Miller Band, Scott Moyer Band and several others. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. For information, visit www.kcbluessociety.org.
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to uninsured women. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.